Research Associate, Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Joleen is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Forestry and the Research Coordinator of ForLives. She has more than 15 years of experience in the domain of forests and rural livelihoods in 8 countries on 3 continents. Her research tends to be community-based, applied and policy-relevant; she focuses on the drivers of change, local capabilities and natural resource solutions at the forest-livelihoods interface. Her research has spanned forests for poverty reduction and human health; Indigenous rights, co-management, and community forestry; and protected areas effectiveness. Joleen has worked professionally with national and provincial governments, ENGOs and civil society, as well as universities and research institutions. She is also an editor of the peer-reviewed open-access journal Madagascar Conservation & Development, and the Managing Director of AFRICAD.